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Engineers Week 2016 (21-27 February)

Engineers Week in the United States celebrates the key role engineers play in making our world a cleaner, safer, more enjoyable place to live. IEEE-USA encourages you to make EWeek a success in your hometown. You can join other engineers in celebrating the profession, organize an engineering-themed event in your community or visit a local school, library or out-of-school club to inspire children to become the world's future engineers.

The 2016 EWeek co-chairs are Boeing, AIAA and SAE International. Click here for more on EWeek.

Popular EWeek Activities

Engineers Week 2014

IEEE-USA served as lead engineering society for EWeek 2014 and partnered with DuPont, one of the world's leading science and technology companies. A host of nationwide activities were launched to celebrate the creative problem-solving role engineers play in making the world the better place. Here's a story about our leadership role that year:

EWeek 2014 Highlights Depth, Breadth and Diversity of the Profession

On 15 November 2013, IEEE-USA President-elect Gary Blank participated in an EWeek kickoff Webcast from the University of Delaware. You can listen to what Blank and other engineering leaders like DuPont's Karen Fletcher had to say about the state of the profession and the importance of EWeek here.

Future City Competition™

Volunteer to help sixth- to eighth-graders participating in the Future City Competition™. Engineers are always needed to mentor a team in your area or serve as regional competition judges. Your organization can also sponsor a prize. Regional-winning teams win a trip to the Future City National Finals during EWeek in Washington, D.C. IEEE-USA played a leadership role in establishing Future City when it first served as lead society in 1993. Today, we sponsor the national third-place prize and the IEEE-USA Best Communications System Award.

Future City teams from Florida, Michigan, Nebraska and North Carolina joined President Obama and White House Science & Technology Advisor John Holdren in a White House press event on 17 February 2010 where the middle-schoolers had the chance to ask questions of NASA Space Station astronauts. See video and details here.


Discover Engineering Family Day

More than 9,000 children, parents and teachers come to the National Buildign Museum Museum in Washington, D.C., for Discover Engineering Family Day. The 2016 festival is 27 February. Family Day includes a full day of hands-on activities and presentations designed to introduce youngsters to the excitement of engineering and the importance of technological literacy. Here's a feature preview of all the fun we had at the 2014 event:

Discover Engineering Family Day Scales New Heights

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Girl Day is a year-long effort, culminating on the Thursday during EWeek, to identify volunteers who are mentors and role models for young women to build and sustain their interest in engineering careers. Girl Day 2016 is 25 February

Global Marathon

The Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology is a three-day “conversation,” accomplished through live Internet video chats, Webcasts, teleconferences and pre-recorded sessions on issues of importance to women engineers and technologists. Women - and men - from across the globe participate in this popular annual activity. The 2016 event is set for 8-10 March.


Video Highlights

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Last Updated:  24 February 2016